Hyvässä slöörissä · sailing dinghy cruising


What would a summer be without a visit to Hietasaari island and swimming? We chose the more peaceful southwestern beach, as it was a sheltered shore, thanks for northeastern wind. We had good time swimming, eating picnic and looking for bilberries. → read more


We had a day trip to Pullikainen. The weather was perfect as a gentle breeze was blowing and the sun shined warmly. Such conditions are ideal for a both relaxed and swift family cruising. In the island, as usual, we had a picnic, swam and looked around a bit. What a perfect day! → read more

In a Lightning on Lake Päijänne

What does a Wayfarer sailor do in a Lightning? Well, at least not negotiating about a price! → read more


The water was still quite cool but the winds light. We had a trip to the springy Ilkonsaaret islands. During the return trip we watched an interesting event of a cargo ship bypassing a raft. → read more

Satamosaari in May

This year May started exceptionally warm. During the last few days temperature reached over twenty centigrade, that has also affected to the surface water temperatures of the lakes. Lake Saimaa is over 12°C already. → read more

Summer Is Coming!

March Equinox was passed one week ago. Yesterday the daylight saving time started in Europe. Today we saw the first Coltsfoots and Northern lapwings (Vanellus vanellus). According to the measurements, the thickness of the ice cover on Lake Saimaa is still around 40 centimeters. So, the boating season has to be waited for still. Nevertheless, the beginning looks fairly promising! → read more

To Tierra del Fuego in a Sailing Dinghy?

Remote rugged naturally beautiful places have something that fascinates our minds. If you leave the cities and head for the inland and upwards, you can end up to a mountain summit where wind and some sporadic birds are your only companions. In such a place you can feel like you were in a completely different world, far from civilisation, noise and stress. Another good direction is along the water towards islands, capes and open waters. Already in the lakes and shores of Finland you can experience of that all very well, and that’s something I have tried to share in this blog. → read more